The Wythe Hotels location is nothing short of outstanding in the heart of Brooklyn, standing proud on the Williamsburg waterfront. Built in 1901, this former textile factory has been meticulously converted into a 72-room, 8 storey hotel offering service and amenities at a level yet to be seen in this trendy New York borough. A few decades ago Manhattenites, pushed out by increasing property prices, started migrating over to Brooklyn, eventually followed by hipsters, eventually settling in Williamsburg. This areas seen quite an evolution which inevitably meant a level of gentrification. Gentrification provokes mixed opinions but in one the world's most recognisable and fashionable cities it's inevitable and Brooklyn still holds onto a lot of its gritty history, tightly in its rough palm. The Wythe Hotels an important part of this evolution: a strong example of when gentrification can deliver something outstanding. Since its opening on May 1st 2012, The Wythes received an abundance of praise. This impressive hotel is a shiny gem in Brooklyn's crown, but not an over polished jewel that shines too bright for its surroundings; as this buildings industrial roots and sturdy urban characters been beautifully preserved.